Undergraduate Research Workshop Series


Finding a Research Mentor

Are you interested in conducting research? Not sure how to locate a faculty member to work with? Join Dr. Lorelle Meadows, Dean of the Pavlis Honors College, for an interactive discussion of how to find and approach a faculty member for a research position. In addition, learn about paid research internship opportunities at Michigan Tech and beyond.

Thursday, September 15th, 4-5 pm Rekhi 215       

Wednesday, September 28th, 4-5 pm Rekhi 215


Michigan Space Grant Consortium Info Session for Faculty and Students

Thinking about applying to the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowships, Seed Fund or Program fund? Join Dr. Lorelle Meadows, Dean of the Pavlis Honors College and member of the MSGC Executive Board, for a briefing on application requirements and strategies for success. Bring a bag lunch – drinks and dessert will be provided.

Wednesday October 19th, 12-1 pm, M&M 722


Making the Most of Mentorship

Learn how to build the best possible relationship with your mentor and make the most of your research experience. Workshop will be led by Steven Elmer.

Thursday, November 3rd, 4-5 pm, Fisher 132


How Not to Plagiarize!

Having trouble deciding when you need to cite a source? Not quite sure whether you should quote that paper you're reading or summarize it? Join us for a library workshop on citing your sources and how to avoid plagiarism.

Thursday, November 10th, 4-5 pm, Library 244


Documenting Your Research

Research is a complex endeavor - learn best practices in keeping track of your progress, data and findings. Workshop will be led by Will Cantrell.

Tuesday, November 15th, 4-5 pm, Fisher 329


Literature: Finding it and Reading it

Lauren Movlai will lead an interactive discussion on identifying excellent resources.  This will be followed by a graduate student panel sharing their experiences and recommendations for how to approach finding and reading journal articles.  

Thursday, December 1st, 4-5 pm, Library 244


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop

SURF is a research fellowship program that offers undergraduate students a $4000 stipend to work for 10 weeks on research on campus in the summer. Applications are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. This workshop will be led by Will Cantrell.

Monday, December 5th, 6pm, Fisher 132

Thursday, January 12th, 6pm, Fisher 132


Research Integrity Workshop

Join Dr. Amy Marcarelli for an interactive session as she introduces and explores our responsibilities as researchers and scholars for ensuring the integrity and value of our findings.  

Wednesday, January 25th, 4pm, Fisher 129


Sharing Your Findings (Writing Abstracts, Creating Posters)

Just in time to submit your abstract to the Undergraduate Research Symposium:  Lauren Movlai will provide insight and best practices for showcasing your work.

Wednesday, February 1st, 5pm, Library 242

Tuesday, February 7th, 5pm, Library 242


Research Poster Practice Workshop

Join us for a lightening round of research presentations. Practice your poster talk and get valuable feedback from former Symposium participant and current graduate student, Abbey Senczyszyn.

Thursday, February 16th, 4pm, Library 243

Tuesday, February 21st, 4pm, Library 243